Photo/IllutrationSchoolchildren climb Mount Fuji via the Yoshida trail in Fuji-Yoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, on July 31. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)

FUJI-YOSHIDA, Yamanashi Prefecture--Falling rocks killed a Russian woman near the summit of Mount Fuji on the morning of Aug. 26.

Anna Dubrovina, 29, was pronounced dead after the accident was reported to a local fire station around 5 a.m., according to Fuji-Yoshida Police Station.

Dubrovina and her Japanese husband had traveled to Japan’s highest mountain from their home in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward. They started hiking on Yoshida trail at 9 p.m. on Aug. 25.

As they neared the 3,776-meter summit, the rocks smashed into Dubrovina’s chest, causing fatal injuries to her heart and lungs, the police station said.

After the incident, the Yoshida trail was closed between the area before the ninth station and the summit until 6 p.m. on Aug. 26.